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Jan Kuck, born 1978 in Hanover, is an conceptual artist with the focus in light.

Born in Hanover in 1978, Jan Kuck at first studied law, and continued with history and philosophy, in which he obtained a master’s degree. 
Since 1999 Jan has been occupying himself intensively with a self-study in designing objects as well as the production of conceptual art. 

He has been living and working in Berlin since 2004. 

In his conceptual art he carves out the wit and tragedy of our society in a pointed manner. He therefore subdivided society into multiple fine categories to which he assigns all of his works individually. 

His currently favoured materials are concrete and wood, as well as neon and glass. In contrast to conventional conceptual art he attaches great importance to the philosophical foundation of his work as well as their aesthetically immaculate design. 

Jan conceptualised his first own gallery exhibition (PACKET-SOUP) in 2012, and displayed his work at SAVVY Contemporary Gallery Berlin attracting extensive media coverage. In October 2013 he presented his design - the T.TABLE - at JR Gallery Berlin to a selected audience and therefore received considerable national and international press attention. 

Since June 2014 Jan Kuck has been represented by Bernheimer Contemporary. Since than he took part in over 50 exhibitions. 

Among others: the charity auction for the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Arsenale Docks during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Highlights Kunstmesse München, Art Budapest, Ansbach Biennale, Genova Biennale, SOFA CHICAGO Art fair, Anna Laudel Contemporary Istanbul, State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg, Deutsches Museum Munich. 

Currently he is preparing several national and international solo and group exhibitions.

„Kunst ist Philosophie, die durch mehrdimensionale Schönheit und scharfem Witz da ansetzt, wo Worte alleine nicht mehr ausreichen, um die wirklich grundlegenden, störenden und vor allem inspirierenden Fragen zu stellen.“

„Art is philosophy that sets in with multi-dimensional beauty and sharp wit, where words alone are no longer sufficient to ask the really basic, disturbing, and above all, inspirational questions.“

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & TALKS

UPCOMING

2020 (18th February . 17th March) DESIGN! or NO SIGN?, Siegestor Munich, MCBW Munich2020 (5th March - 31th march) 14 Schaufenster der Kunst, der Sehnsucht und der Leidenschaft

„What are you burning for? What ist safety now?“ Kaufhaus Ludiwg Beck, Munich

2020 (7th March - 15th march) The Burning River, Isar Munich

CURRENT

2019 (November) – 2020 (March) Burn Baby Burn…The Power of Burning Thoughts 

@ The Center for Advanced Studies – LMU Munich

2019 (October – December) Bernheimer Contemporary @ Ed.Meier München, Munich

PAST

2019 (November ) Art Düsseldorf Bernheimer Fine Art, Düsseldorf

2019 (10th November) TEDx Munich – BACK TO THE FUTURE

2019 (April) Jan Kuck TIME TO TALK NOW @ Kunsthalle München, Munich

2019 (January) BC-PopUp @ Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

2018 (October) VANITAS IS CONTEMPORARY, BC-PopUp @ Gallery Jordanow, Munich

2018 (September) POSITITIONS Art Fair, Stand Telefonseelsorge, Berlin

2018 (September) GOLD - Galerie Valentien, Stuttgart

2018 (30th September) Respect & Liberty – salon talk with Dr. J. R. Horta (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) 

and Dr. K. B. Murr (director State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg)

2018 (September - October) MONUMENTA - Intelligence of Many, Leipzig

2018 (June) paper positions basel, Bernheimer Contemporary, Basel

2018 (April - June) WONDERLAND I & II at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin

2018 (February - March) Temporary Art- and Culture Artlab at historischer Kornversuchsspeicher, Berlin

2018 (January - February) SEGRETE Tracce di Memoria - Artisti alleati in memoria della Shoah, Genova 2017 (November) “History is Now“ Jan Kuck solo show, Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul

2017 (October) Art Market Budapest - art fair, Budapest2017 (September) Material Boys & Girls -PART II - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin2017 (September) Contemporary Istanbul intenatioal art fair, Istanbul2017 (September) Material Boys & Girls -PART I - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Pictet, Munich2017 (June - August) Light Rider - group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

PAST

2017 (July - August) Biennale “Le latitudini dell’arte” 3° ediz. Germania e Italia, Genova

2017 (April - May) Mixed Realities - group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin

2017 (March) ARACHNE - Deutsches Museum, Munich

2017 (January - February) LET‘S PLAY ?!, Bernheimer Contemporary @ Galerie Kremers, Berlin

2017 (February) art KARLSRUHE intenational art fair, Bernheimer Contemporary, Karlsruhe

2016 (December - February 2017) WHEN DID WE STOP PLAYING, Bernheimer Contemporary 

@ Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul

2016 (November - July 2017) ARACHNE - tim Museum, Augsburg 

2016 (October) Art Market Budapest, ART FROM BERLIN - Landesverband Berliner Galerien 

& Bernheimer Contemporary, Budapest

2016 (November) SOFA Art Fair, Berengo Studio, Chicago

2016 (September) Y - WHY I, group exhibiton - Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin

2016 (September) Y – WHY? I -group exhibition @ Secret Garden curated by Constanze Kleiner 

& Isabel Bernheimer, Berlin

2016 (September) ART WEEK Berlin, different Locations, Berlin

2016 (September - October) WIDERKUNST, hosted by Holzmarkt Berlin, inspired by Viva con Agua, 

presented by Millerntor Gallery, Berlin

2016 (August - September) Ansbach Contemporary- 1st Biennale for Contempoary Art 

at the residential city Ansbach

2016 (July - September) PLASTIC Obsession - Umweltbundesamt, Dessau

2016 (July - August) ARACHNE - during la Biennale di Venezia - 15th Intl. Architecture Exhibition 

@ Arsenale Docks, Venice

2016 (April - June) What would you die for? - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin

2016 (February – April) Reflection . self-reflection - Bernheimer Contemporary @ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin

2015 (July – August) Who Cares? Social Responsibility in Contemporary Art - Bernheimer Contemporary 

@ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin

2015 (December) Berlin and Munich in artistic dialogue - m+projekt Kunstraum, Munich

2015 (November – December) THE TASTE OF ADDICTION - Bernheimer Contemporary 

@ Residenz Monbijou, Berlin

2015 (December) nice from far from nice – Pop-Up Restaurant with Bernheimer Contemporary 

& Moritz von Hohenzollern, Munich

2015 (November) PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. - 13. BENEFIZAUKTION 2015, Munich

PAST

2015 (October) HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair Munich - Gallery Bernheimer / Colnaghi, Munich/London

2014 (November) HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair Munich - Gallery Bernheimer / Colnaghi, Munich/London

2014 (September) VANTIAS – Bernheimer Contemporary as guest at Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich

2014 (May – August) The T.TABLE II – Q110 - Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft, Berlin

2013 (October – November) The T.TABLE I – JRGallery, Berlin

2012 (May – June) PACKET-SOUP – SAVVY Contemporary Gallery, Berlin

 

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